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Russia breaks ‘Zero Waste’ pledge

AKHSHTYR, Russia (AP) - Trucks rumble to the edge of a gigantic pit filled with spray cans, tires and foam sheets and dump a stream of concrete slabs that send up a cloud of limestone dust. Other trucks pile clay on top and a bulldozer mixes everything together in a rudimentary effort to hide the mess. This landfill outside Sochi, which will host the Winter Olympics in 100 days, is smack in the middle of a water protection zone where dumping industrial waste is banned.

October 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Man denies shooting Taylor

MIAMI (AP) - The man accused of fatally shooting Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor during a botched 2007 burglary testified Tuesday that he never went into the player's home that night and cast his confession as coming only under police pressure and amid purported threats to his family.

October 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Harbaugh happy heading into bye

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Jim Harbaugh is undecided whether he will allow himself a day off during San Francisco's bye week. Even with a whirlwind stretch of travel finally over.

October 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Ex-49er now a Pat

The New England Patriots acquired nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga from the Philadelphia Eagles along with a sixth-round pick in 2014 for a fifth-rounder next year.

October 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Stanford shaken by injuries

STANFORD (AP) - The toughest test of the year for Stanford's defense just got a whole lot tougher.

October 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


The Decision II: Becks taking talents to South Beach

LONDON (AP) - With his playing career over, former England captain David Beckham has decided his next move: starting a Major League Soccer team in Miami.

October 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Heat get rings, beat Bulls

MIAMI (AP) - Shane Battier went 4 for 4 from 3-point range, including a critical one from the right corner with 1:33 remaining, and Miami wasted most a 25-point lead before holding off Derrick Rose and Chicago 107-95 on Tuesday night in the season-opener for both teams.

October 30, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Oakland overcomes late struggles

ALAMEDA (AP) - If the Oakland Raiders are going to make a run in the second half of the season they will have to become a much better second-half team.

October 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Seattle staves off STL

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks completed a lousy night for St. Louis sports fans.

October 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Passing grades for WRs

For all the divas among NFL receivers, and there are plenty of them, there are just as many difference makers.

October 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Meriweather: NFL should ban those that hit women

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - After saying he's going to "take peoples' knees out" to avoid another suspension for hits to the head, Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather struck another blow - declaring that "people who beat their girlfriends should be kicked out of the league."

October 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Coach caught flipping bird

ALAMEDA (AP) - Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver could be facing a fine from the NFL for an obscene gesture directed at the officials.

October 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


NBA debut features rings, Rose

Dwight Howard moved on and Derrick Rose came back, though Kobe Bryant won't quite yet. Nine first-time coaches are coming in and David Stern will soon head out.

October 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


LOVES A CHALLENGE

PALO ALTO (AP) - On any given day here at his company's Silicon Valley headquarters, Vivek Ranadive is ready to compete against any employee who wants to challenge him to any contest.

October 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


Bowyer puts Richmond in rearview

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Clint Bowyer fielded fan questions for nearly 30 minutes Monday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, where the topics covered everything from his recent appearance on an episode of "Duck Dynasty" to his displeasure with people who text while driving. Not a single person asked him about Richmond.

October 28, 2013 | | Pro Sports


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Carter burns Athletics again

OAKLAND (AP) - Chris Carter hit his 36th homer and drove in three runs against his former team to help the Houston Astros beat the slumping Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Friday night.

September 05, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US tops Ukraine to finish basketball worlds group

BILBAO, Spain (AP) - The bags were already packed and the Americans had already checked out of their rooms.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers opener has special meaning for Crabtree

SANTA CLARA (AP) - Michael Crabtree hawked bags of popcorn and hot dogs in the stands at old Texas Stadium as a boy.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


McIlroy shares lead at BMW Championship

CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) - Rory McIlroy felt anything under par was a good score Thursday at Cherry Hills, even if he had reason to expect much better.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


September call-ups have purpose for Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - In the span of just a few hours on a hot Tuesday afternoon, Terrance Gore drove from Arkansas to Kansas City, moved into a locker deep within Kauffman Stadium, slid into a starched white Royals jersey and took some bunting practice on the field.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Year after doping ban, Cilic reaches US Open semis

NEW YORK (AP) - Marin Cilic wasn't allowed to play last year in the U.S. Open, forced to the sideline by a four-month doping suspension that he says he didn't deserve.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Hingis returns to US Open doubles final

NEW YORK (AP) - Martina Hingis will play in the U.S. Open women's doubles final for the first time since winning the 1998 title.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Girardi: Tanaka will pitch to test elbow

NEW YORK (AP) - The Yankees plan to have Masahiro Tanaka throw another bullpen session Saturday and say the injured star must pitch in some sort of game setting to determine whether he can avoid elbow surgery.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Seahawks lead Packers after 3rd quarter

SEATTLE (AP) - Marshawn Lynch ran for a 9-yard touchdown and the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks had a 22-10 lead over the Green Bay Packers after three quarters in the NFL season opener on Thursday night.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Harris ends journey by making Raiders

ALAMEDA (AP) - Shelby Harris had no idea what his football future would hold when he was suspended for his final college season at Illinois State.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers most expensive NFL outing for family of 4

NEW YORK (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers' new stadium is the most expensive venue to take a family of four for an NFL game.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Broncos built to weather absence like Welker’s

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Wes Welker's suspension didn't exactly send the Denver Broncos into a scramble. Their adaptable offense is built to weather such setbacks.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Djokovic tops Murray in US Open

NEW YORK (AP) - Through a pair of back-and-forth sets, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray put on a display befitting a matchup of past U.S. Open champions.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


US finishes 4-0 in group play

BILBAO, Spain (AP) - They were expected to be in Barcelona. They hope to finish their trip in Madrid.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


49ers eager to focus on football amid distractions

SANTA CLARA (AP) - In a week that should be filled with talk about another Super Bowl run and the pomp and circumstance of finally playing the much-hyped season opener, the San Francisco 49ers once again find themselves dealing with potential embarrassment and legal problems away from the field.

September 04, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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